Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jul 2013 16:56 UTC
In the News "According to the CONTEXT data, Android tablets now account for 61.2 percent of the Western European tablet market, more than double the 25.1 percent recorded the same time last year. Apple iOS devices, meanwhile, fell to 37.2 percent of Western European tablet market sales by distribution, from 71.2 percent at the same time last year." This is nothing short of a catastrophic collapse of iPad market share in Europe. Furthermore, "This analysis also screens out the effect of Windows 8, credited in some quarters with helping to drive increased tablet market share and cut into Apple’s tablet lead, but in fact with little to no impact, according to CONTEXT." And yes, Windows 8 on tablets is a dud.
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Tony Swash
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I am amazed that people can with a straight face claim that the shipment/sale numbers form vendors and analysts and sales channels are all wrong or suspicious then throw in some really crazy numbers from some site I never heard of using a method that is just plain stupid...

Some site you have never heard of such as Adobe?

Whose site spells out how it has compiled it's data (150 bil­lion vis­its to 1,500+ websites)?

Remember we are talking about one report on the one side reporting one set of market conditions and numerous usage surveys using different sampling techniques and data sets on the other hand pointing in another direction. The disjunction between the two is a real phenomena worthy of some thought and analysis.

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